There are very few theatre shows that have the capacity to provide you with an experience you will remember for a long, long time. Quite often you go to a theatre, you watch a show, you enjoy it, but a few weeks later it is nothing but a distant memory. Nevertheless, when it comes to seeing the We Will Rock You musical at the Bord Gais Theatre, the experience is like none other.
You will be talking about the show for months and even years to come. There has never been a show like this to take the stage before. Of course the musical is based on rock and encompasses Queen songs, yet it is so much more than this. It delves into the future of rock music and has this undeniable ability to put a smile on everyone’s face.
All you need to do is look at the rave reviews surrounding the musical to see why this is something worth experiencing for yourself. In fact, the mere fact that the show has now been going for eight years and is still a success is a tribute to how great it really is. There are very few musicals that tend to last for this long never mind actually continuing to grow in popularity in the process.
So, what is it about this show that provides you with an experience you will never forget? Well, many would be in agreement that it is the fact it involves a marriage that very few would have thought would worked. Who would have thought that Ben Elton and Queen would work beautifully together?
People initially thought that it would be like putting tomato ketchup on your ice cream; you just don’t do it. But whilst the latter would taste disgusting, this musical is a combination of fabulousness.
The two contrasting styles between the music of Queen and the script of Ben Elton provide a magical blend. You have exhibitionist anthems of Queen blended with the brains of the fantastic Ben Elton who actually came to fame as a hilarious stand-up comedian. Many few would have predicted that this is what has worked, yet this is actually what makes the musical so brilliant. And when you think about it, it is the reason it appeals to the masses.
Elaborating further on the latter point about this musical appealing to all, you truly don’t have to be a Queen fan in order to fall in love with We Will Rock You. Whilst there is no denying the fact that Queen fans will be in their element, there is also a lot more to the show then a compilation of Queen tunes.
Aside from the extremely interesting and inspiring plot, you also have show-stopping lights, tremendous pop video choreography, and fantastic computer and video images.
If you are looking for an evening you will never forget then all you need to do is book your tickets to go and see We Will Rock You. You won’t be disappointed.
If this is an activity you would like to do as part of a trip to Dublin, you will obviously need to find a hotel to stay in too. Maldron is a few meters away from Bord Gais theatre, making it a great choice. You won’t have to spend money on taxis and so you will have funds spare to put towards enjoying your holiday – as you should be!
Of course, there are lots of different accommodation options in Dublin, as it is one of the most popular cities in Europe! So, it is always a good idea to book in advance so that you can lock in the best deals. After all, the hotels get snapped up quickly here, so you do not want to miss out on a good offer.
All in all, no matter whether you are local to the Boid Gais theatre or you are looking for something to do while spending a weekend in Dublin, seeing We Will Rock You comes highly recommended. You do not need to be a big Queen fan in order to enjoy the show. It really does have something for everyone. So, enjoy!